Spurs C Gasol breaks finger during warmups, out indefinitely
Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under TrumpTOKYO (AP) ? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president's inauguration.
Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 19)-Rev. Graham, Washington D.C., InaugurationThe following bullet points are from the U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump's Twitter account. Reuters has not edited the tweets. * "It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, thiscountry has been divided for a long time!" Stated today byReverend Franklin Graham." [0752 EST] * "Getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C. The journeybegins and I will be working and fighting very hard to make it agreat journey for.." [0800 EST] * "the American people. ...
Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firmsParamount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years. Under the terms of the deal, Shanghai Film ...
Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling
Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki's died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule on a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American ...
Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
NEW YORK (AP) ? Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.
Chinese growth slows in 2016 with outlook uncertain
China's economy grew last year at its slowest rate in more than a quarter-century but while Friday's data pointed to much-needed stability, Beijing is bracing for an uncertain outlook that could see a trade stand-off with Donald Trump. The Asian giant is a crucial driver of global growth but Beijing is trying to reduce its heavy reliance on exports and state-backed investment and instead focus on domestic consumer spending to drive expansion. The National Bureau of Statistics called the figure a "good start" for the government's goal of achieving 6.5 percent annual growth through 2020.
African forces suspend operations in Gambia for talks
Long-ruling Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, has until midday Friday to hand over power and agree to leave the country or face military action, regional bloc ECOWAS has said. West African troops entered The Gambia on Thursday to bolster its new President Adama Barrow but the military operation was suspended a few hours later, in favour of a final diplomatic effort to convince Jammeh -- who has refused to quit -- to exit the country. "We have suspended operations and given him an ultimatum," said Marcel Alain de Souza, head of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States.
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China's growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990
BEIJING (AP) ? China's economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.